Penfolds, St Henri Shiraz, 2008 (magnum)

South Australia, Australia

Penfolds, St Henri Shiraz, 2008 (magnum)

South Australia, Australia

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Grape Varietes: Shiraz 100% Wine Style: Sophisticated Spicy Reds Winemaker: Peter Gago Optimum Drinking: 2018-2022 Reviewer Rating: 90 Reviewer: Wine Spectator Code: 103175
Estate Notes

Penfolds St Henri 2008 (magnums) was purchased in its original wooden case.

It is part of Penfolds 'Icon and Luxury Range' - a traditional style first created in the early 1950s, and unlike Penfolds Grange it does not use new oak. The St Henri is characterised by its rich, plush texture when young, gaining soft, earthy, mocha-like characters as it ages. The small proportion of Cabernet in the blend is used to provide structure.

The origins of the Penfolds estate are set firmly in the medical sphere, and its reputation built up over the course of the 19th century based on the production of wines (often fortified) which were prescribed to patients by Dr Christopher Rawson Penfold who had settled in South Australia from Brighton in 1844.

From the 1940s onwards the focus shifted in favour of producing table wines, and in 1951 the legendary chief winemaker Max Schubert began experimenting with the idea of making a long-lived red wine called Grange. The rest, as they say, is history.

Please note: bottle shown is for illustrative purposes only (not actual bottle for sale).

Reviews

"Crisp in texture, with peppery flavors and crunchy tannins around a core of dark berry and licorice flavors. Finishes with intensity." Wine Spectator